Washington Launches Litter Prevention Campaign
(Olympia, WA) -- 816 tons of litter and other debris have been collected along Washington roadsides since January, and the Washington State Department of Ecology wants it reduced. A new campaign says litter prevention is "Simple As That." Ads will encourage drivers to have dedicated trash bags, keep trash in your vehicle until to get to a garbage can, and encourage others to live litter free. Fred Meyer stores are giving away free car litter bags and local governments can use a Litter Prevention Toolkit. Washington spends over nine-million dollars a year collecting garbage from roadsides.